Psalm 86 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. 1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. 3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Give ear , O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 6 Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. 8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things : thou art God alone. 10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them. 14 The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life-- men without regard for you.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering , and plenteous in mercy and truth. 15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. 16 Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.
17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed : because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me. 17 Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.